Sony opens door for first-time digital photographers with a digital still camera at an exceptional value. DSC-P20 is a budget entry-level digital camera in Cyber-shot line. This new model is a fun camera that makes digital photography approachable, and it also has features that will continue to engage users as their product knowledge expands. Cyber-shot DSC-P20 has such exclusive features as MPEG motion video and ClipMotion animation. Sharp, vibrant photos are a snap with DSC-P20 model's 1.3 megapixel CCD (Charged Coupled Device). The camera has 3x precision digital zoom and a playback mode that enables the user to enlarge and trim images in-camera, and save them as new photos. A powerful 12-bit A/D converter provides for more accurate capture of detail - particularly in highlights and shadows. In addition to still images, this Cyber-shot camera also captures MPEG EX (extended) video clips up to the capacity of the Memory Stick media in use (up to 90 minutes of video using a 128MB Memory Stick card). During playback, MPEG EX enables the user to move forward or backward in the clip and edit portions of the video. These MPEG "mini-movies" support ideal video resolutions (160x112 and 320x240) for attaching to e-mails and inserting them into Web pages. Files can be saved in several ways: JPEG and TIFF for higher quality images, GIF for text mode, and MPEG EX (Extended) for motion video and sound. Memory Stick media slot allows to transfer digital images and MPEG clips to hundreds of other consumer electronic devices, using the super-compact Memory Stick media. Great for on-the-go photography, DSC-P20 camera adapts to various shooting environments with high-speed scan auto focus, selectable red eye reduction and an auto focus illuminator light to capture crisp images in low or no-light situations. Two supplied AA alkaline batteries power the camera for up to 60 minutes of shooting time. For flexibility, an optional NP-FS11 InfoLithium battery and charger may be used to extend shooting time to 120 minutes. Sony's exclusive GIF animation feature, ClipMotion allows users to take up to 10 pictures that the camera automatically combines to make a single ClipMotion animation file, great for sending in e-mail or posting to websites. 1.5" precision LCD has a 123k pixel count that enhances the detail of pictures that appear in the screen, making displayed images sharper and more true to life.